(Closed) And the groom wore white…

posted 9 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Haha, I asked my fiance what he wanted to wear and he didn’t know. I suggested a light colored linen suit (outside casual wedding). He loves all the white suits! So I think my guy will be wearing white or an offwhite. At first I didn’t like it, but I’m coming around on the idea. You know brides do the all white special thing, why not let your groom stand out in a dramatic way too!

Post # 5
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818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Fiance and his Bridesmaid or Best Man and groomsmen are all wearing ivory tuxes because my dress is ivory (or else they’d be wearing white).

Post # 6
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee

Note:  This is only my personal opinion.  I dislike white tuxes.

1. Unlike you, your groom will likely not be as concerned with what he eats or does on your wedding day.  If he’s not so careful, stains and spots may creep their way into your pictures.

2. I find that white tuxes date pictures, as you suggested.

3. The most important:  Your honey is probably going to rent the tux, and may not want to spend a fortune.  Cheap white tuxes look much worse then cheaper black ones.  Why? Everything is visible…the stitching, the lining.  Ugh.  If it is a good quality tux, I might reconsider, but I have yet to come across one.

Post # 7
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200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Mine wore white (actually it was more of an off-white), his groomsmen wore brown, and the BM’s wore chocolate and turquoise.  I was extremely concerned at first, but it all turned out great.  Besides, I didn’t have that much of a choice in his attire – sometimes you have to give a little bit.  I’m sure you can find a white tux that is more modern, so it won’t look dated.

Post # 8
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1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think white tuxes/suits are inherently tacky. I know this probably won’t work for Whimsicalbride (since the other guys are in tuxes), but I think this guy looks hot!

http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=371697&CategoryID=35016

This is probably close to what my guy will wear on our day since he wants to wear white. And maybe some guys don’t care as much as their brides about what they wear, but my fiance wants to pick out his own attire. This is actually something he really wants to choose and I think that it’s important to let your fiance do some of the decision making, especially when it comes to what he is going to wear. 

 

Post # 9
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2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ooooh I love it. Fiance wanted to change into a white tux jacket … for reception, but because we’re married in the fall he said it’s not the right time of year.

I love the look though. 

Post # 10
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141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My Fiance wanted to wear a white tux too! He said, and I quote, "Black is for funerals." hehehe. He’s so cute! I was iffy about the idea of a white tux, so we compromised on a linen suit kind of like the one in bamboo’s pic. It looks nice!

Not sure if this would work for you though, since the others are in tuxes…there are for sure degrees of tackiness of white tuxes, and I’m sure you’ll be able to find one that doesn’t scream 80s prom. (Tip-avoid the shiny silver vest underneath!!)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yeah, my Fiance also wanted to wear a white tux but I wasn’t really feeling it. We sort of compromised. We found a nice looking white with thin black pinstripe tux jacket. He will then "tone" it down with a black tuxedo pant, shirt, vest and black with white pinstripe tie. I know it sounds weird, but it was awesome in person. Besides, since my Fiance hates wearing jackets I am sure as soon as the ceremony is over, the jacket will be draped on the chair.

Post # 12
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2144 posts
Buzzing bee

My dad wore a white tux when he married my mom, back in the 80s :p I’m not sure how I would feel about it personally. My brother wants a white tux with black stripes, like he saw on that 70s Show… if your Fiance is the type who doesn’t care much about the wedding process and doesn’t give much input, maybe just let him get the white tux if it’s important? May not be ideal, but we do get to pick our dresses, and that’s a big thing to us! His outfit may be big to him too.

Post # 13
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2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Like a whole white tux, pants and all or a white dinner jacket with black pants? ? I love a white dinner jacket, but an all white tux? Please talk him out of it! I like the idea of a really light tan suit or seersucker as well.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think what you linked looks really classy. As long as there are no ruffles on that white tux you should be fine in terms of dating a picture!

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